I didn’t catch this when it happened (via The Washington Post):
Vice President Cheney traveled to this Memphis suburb on Monday in an eleventh-hour effort by the Republican Party to hang on to a U.S. House seat that it has long held but that appears at risk of becoming the third Democratic gain this year.
Cheney campaigned on behalf of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis ahead of a special election Tuesday in Mississippi’s 1st District. He sought to tie Davis’s opponent, Travis Childers, to Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other congressional Democrats.
But if I had, I would have been even less surprised by this (via The Washington Post):
Mississippi Democrat Travis Childers won a U.S. House of Representatives seat in a special election on Tuesday that analysts said should serve as a warning to Republicans gearing up for November’s congressional elections.
This spanking cost the masochists of the GOP a mere $1.3 million.
Hurts so good.